Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★½

The way this movie kind of imperfectly balances tone, it's strange, it almost feels like real life. You know those situations when you don't know whether to laugh, cry, or be stunned? Real life doesn't have a genre. This movie seemingly crosses the line from the fantasy of film to the brutality of reality. It made me uncomfortable. It feels like a hyper-real satire of anger and what it does to people. Not just in fictional stories, but in real life. I don't know if I like what this movie does. I don't know whether to give it 5 stars or 2 stars so I went somewhere in the middle.

Every character in this movie is super flawed. This movie (I don't think) doesn't justify or glamorize or condone anyone's actions. I think the camera is just a window to the nature of people. The question is though, is this the nature of all people, or just these people? I think that's the question we're meant to be asking ourselves and each other. Like I said, every single character in this movie is super flawed.

Except Samara Weaving. She's perfect. God bless her.